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Question 1: An example of a flash of holistic understanding in a prepared mind was ________'s "hunch" (about natural selection) during The Voyage of the Beagle.
Charles DarwinCharles Darwin's religious viewsCharles Darwin's educationEvolution

Question 2: The Zen term kensho also describes this moment, referring to the feeling attendant on realising the answer to a ________.
BuddhismKōanKorean BuddhismGuan Yin

Question 3: The word's secular usage may owe some of its popularity to James Joyce, who expounded on its meaning in the fragment Stephen Hero and the novel ________ (1916).
DublinersA Portrait of the Artist as a Young ManFinnegans WakeUlysses (novel)

Question 4: Famous epiphanies include ________' realisation of how to estimate the volume of a given mass, which inspired him to shout "Eureka!" ("I have found it!").

Question 5: For example, ________ was struck as a young child by being given a compass, and realising that some unseen force in space was making it move.
Isaac NewtonScientific methodAlbert EinsteinRelationship between religion and science

Question 6: The Greek dramatists and poets, would, in the ideal, induct the audience into states of ________ or kenosis, respectively.
PsychoanalysisPsychotherapyRational emotive behavior therapyCatharsis

Question 7: An epiphany (from the ________ "ἐπιφάνεια", epiphaneia, “manifestation, striking appearance”) is the sudden realization or comprehension of the (larger) essence or meaning of something.
Ancient GreekAeolic GreekDoric GreekAttic Greek

Question 8: Epiphanies of sudden comprehension have also made possible leaps in technology and the ________.
PseudoscienceScientific methodSocial sciencesScience

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